President Jacob Zuma's final speech to the ANC conference, December 16 2017 We gather again at this venue with fond memories as it was here that the ANC held the first consultative conference inside the country at the end of 1990, following decades of banishment, illegality and exile. It was at this same venue as well where Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo addressed ANC members together for the first time after three decades, and where we first charted our path to power. We are inspired by the history of the ANC that was made in this venue, as we chart the way forward for our movement. Today also marks the fifty sixth anniversary of the establishment of the Revolutionary People's Army, uMkhonto we Sizwe. We have in our midst the members of Umgwenya, the elite combatants of the Luthuli Detachment whose bravery was proven in the Wankie-Sipolilo campaign in Zimbabwe. They were the first to meet the enemy forces in arm to arm combat battles. Recalling this battle years later when deliver...

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